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as president obama's secret weapon, his wife michelle, takes the stage to tell the country why they should give her husband another four years. >>> new kid on the block. a 37-year-old mayor, a rising latino leader. tonight, julian castro delivers a history-making speech, can he do what a young obama did eight years ago, when he made the speech that launched his career. we're behind the scenes. >>> and party on. the gloves are off. it's crunch time for president obama's campaign with the polls in a dead heat, can the democrats convince americans that things will be better the second time around? >>> good evening. i'm terry moran in charlotte, north carolina. day one of the democratic national convention. and here just, just a little while ago, michelle obama brought down the house. they had the signs "we love michelle." this one is prepackprepackaged, question about it. but the emotion response spontaneous, as michelle obama told the nation why she believes her husband deserves another four years in the white house. when she speaks of their love and dreams. no question about, michelle obama is t
the house here. michele obama looks back and forward with diane sawyer and talked about how her kids reacted to her big speech. >>> and the spin doctor. he works with jay-z and oprah, now he's spinning tunes at this convention, like "signed sealed delivered." we hang with him to find out how the democrats get down. this is a special edition of "nightline." your voice, your vote, the democratic national convention. >> good evening, i'm terry moran here in charlotte, north carolina, where the 2012 democratic convention has entered the history books with a speech by president barack obama. a stirring speech for the people here in the hall. he launched a vigorous defense of his record, several negative attacks against mitt romney and he offered the delegates a and democrats a little bit of that old-time obama religion of hope. all in all, the people who were in this hall, received this speech. they were electrified by it. they were explosive at times. you could hear them yearning for his success. the real question is, how does this play outside the hall, in the country with you? because the pres
. and we are here. >>> tonight secret weapon first lady michelle obama. we'll tell what you we learned about her very big speech. >>> and the president sets up a giant debate after he grades himself on his handling of the economy. what did he say? >>> end in sight, amid record-breaking prices at the pump. we have news of when gas prices will go down and how much. >>> silent heart attacks. millions of americans having heart attacks and they don't know it. tonight, the symptoms how to tell if you've had one and how to prevent more. >>> and when harry met alex. prince harry wears off after his racy photos with a cheeky 6-year-old. >> glad you got your clothes on, prince harry. >> how the prince tackled his tiny subject. >>> good evening from charlotte, north carolina. and this week, the democratic national convention, and as we come on the air tonight, not long from now on that stage. the first lady michelle obama will enter the arena to give a speech to millions of americans about her husband and the pressure is on. because a brand-new abc news/"washington post" poll shows the president
, bill clinton. center stage, what we've learned about what he'll say. and michelle obama, the speech, was she taking aim. and tonight, what's happening now with that dress. >>> touchdown, tornadoes striking in an unlikely place. and tonight, abc's weatheret tour sam champion with more extreme weather on the way. >>> the moments after strapping police unstrap the bomb to help her. robbers forced her to make the heist. >>> and the price is right. if you've ever bought something on line, the new report says if you wait just one minute before you place the order, you could save up to $100. >>> and good evening, from charlotte tonight. a big night ahead here at the democratic national convention. and we should note that diane has just arrived back from mississippi. she was there today with our friend robin roberts for robin's mother's funeral. all of our hearts in mississippi today. diane will be here a little later in the broadcast. but we do begin tonight with the major headlines right here in charlotte tonight. where today we learned a sudden change of plans. in fact, look at this, the
meant? >> after, i think everybody i think michelle obama knocked it out of the park i think for many different reasons. for the crowd, enthusiasm. many people look at her, wow, she could be a national candidate on the scene. for me, watching her, her speaking ability and the ability to generate that has grown dramatically in four years. >> what you heard from the romney campaign, it got much attention today. >> as the president said of mitt romney's speech that kind of tribute to success is to say i didn't watch it. no, this convention has run very smoothly, they've presented in front of america's most gorgeous families in all its rounds appearance, at home, in the white house and out around the country. that's what they set out to do. they did it with all the skill of hollywood. and that's not a criticism. they're supposed to do it that way. >> well, look, there's no question, she got the delegates on their feet. today, i saw more buttons with michelle obama's face than i thought the president's. is she real inspired people. i had people texting and tweeting all around the country,
there in the hall. that's 17,000 people. and once again, it is a woman. it is first lady michelle obama tonight, beginning this high-pressure moment with a speech. at the republican national convention, it was the candidates right there, ann romney. >> and the husbands, they challenge, mirror image this week. mitt romney came in according to the latest abc news/"washington post" poll, shows brand new, in the least favorable, 47% favorable, 49% unfavorable. >> and also under water, a surprising undertow among registered women voters. the abc news/"washington post" poll showing a slide among them. >> and, of course, the first lady going to be addressing that tonight in her speech. we're going to be analyzing it all. we've got the white house correspondent jake tapper on the floor along with jon karl and cokie roberts here in the studio, george will and donna brazile. >> jake tapper on the floor. >> well, diane, four years ago, the democratic national convention from four years ago was very different than here. enthusiasm, but nothing like we saw in colorado four years ago. and of those numbers we
can count on. ♪ >>> this morning on "world news now," michelle obama wows the crowd in charlotte. the main event on opening night of the democratic national convention. >> our new poll numbers show the president needs some help keeping support among women. it's wednesday, september 5th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good wednesday morning, everyone. i'm paula faris. >> i'm rob nelson. we'll have highlights of the first lady's speech and what our poll numbers show about the presidential race coming up in just a moment. >>> also this half-hour, important news about heart health from saving lives in an emergency to the silent killer putting so many americans at risk. >>> and then a revealing e-mail trail from michael jackson's final days. we have new evidence of a troubled artist spinning out of control. >>> also later this half-hour, the women of "the talk" promise to take it all off. don't get the wrong idea. talking about their makeup. the daytime hosts want to show the world that bare is beautiful. details coming up in "the skinny." >> what do you thi
lady michele obama came to the podium this afternoon to prepare for her speech tomorrow night. her husband, at a labor day celebration in ohio, took credit for saving the u.s. auto industry. >> i believed in you, i bet on you, and because of that bet, three years later, that bet is paying off for america! >> reporter: it's a line that begins to answer the classic question from ronald reagan in 1980. >> are you better off than you were four years ago? >> reporter: over the weekend, top obama aides and supporters struggled to answer that question. >> are we where we need to be? no. >> we have a lot more work to do. >> no, but that's not the question of the selection. >> reporter: today, an about-face. >> we are clearly better off as a country. >> absolutely. >> america is better off today. >> reporter: so job one for the week, the president needs to come up with a compelling case as to why the country is better off now. but it's not just about the past. job two, he also needs to paint a vision of the economy going forward. what will he do so the recovery is stronger than it's been? h
ofz in charlottes, north carolina today. >> and abc joins us live with more now. >> michelle obama will be taking center stage and campaign officials say she'll be a character witness for the president's decision making. >> she's considered the president's closer. and democrats hope tonight the first lady can deliver a winning sales pitch. mrs. obama is popular with a favoribility rating of nearly 70%. her husband, 50%. her prime time appearance provides an opportunity to reach out to the disappointed obama voters the one who's believe he hasn't fulfilled his promise of hope and change. >> the fact someone is likeable as michelle obama says barack obama is a good guy? that work autos it's a chance to appeal to women voters considered to be a key to victory in november. >> whatever i say here today, it's going to be at best a disstant second to the speech you will hear tonight from the star of the obama family, michelle obama. >> campaign aides say the first lady will speak about her husband's values and judgment and a personal way of doing it no politician or political advisor can.
president is awesome. when michelle obama takes center stage she will have a huge task to fulfill to convince america the country is better off because of her man. she is one of the biggest assets to her husband's campaign. they're to pique the interest of those supporters who might be wavering. >> barack is so, the level-headedness that you see is -- is real. >> reporter: and then there is ann romney. >> i love you, women! >> reporter: from the spotlight in tampa last week she went straight for that female vote. painting a primetime picture of her husband as a lovable, likable guy. not just that, she defended her husband against those attacks on his record at bain capital. >> i can tell you mitt romney was not handed success. he built it! [ cheers ] >> reporter: on the eve of the democratic convention in charlotte, the focus will soon be on one man, but right now it is all about the lady. >> could she help him win? >> i think strong women will help a man win, absolutely. >> reporter: down here on the convention floor, the preparations are under way. the stage where michelle obama
wednesday morning, everyone. we begin this wednesday with michelle obama, delivering an impassioned speech on the first night of the democratic national convention. >> the first lady got a rousing reception in charlotte, where she told cheering delegates that the man she knows as a husband and a father, is the man to lead this country for four more years. abc's brandi hitt joins us live from charlotte with the latest. good morning, brandi. >> reporter: michelle obama was the star at the opening night of the democratic national convention. and she revealed personal details about the president as only she could. >> being president doesn't change who you are. no, it reveals who you are. >> reporter: in an emotional speech, first lady michelle obama reminded voters her husband still stands behind working families with every tough decision he makes as president. >> for barack, success isn't about how much money you make. it's about the difference you make in people's lives. >> reporter: president obama and their daughters watched the speech from the white house. while others at the democratic n
as tomorrow. >>> michelle obama takes center stage at the democratic national convention. her deeply personal speech electrifies the crowd. >> you see, at the end of the day, my most important title is still mom in chief. >> the president and their daughters watch from the white house, as the first lady makes the case for a second term. >>> the latest on those bombshell claims about tom cruise. stunning, new details from the shocking "vanity fair" cover story about what it took to be his girlfriend. his alleged personal orders to change her look, including filing down her teeth. now, the writer who broke the story joins us. >>> and apple's supersecret surprise. we'll reveal what the brand-new product launch really is. can apple top themselves one more time? >>> and good morning, america, from the democratic convention here in charlotte. robin is with her family in mississippi right now. happy to have elizabeth vargas with us. what a night here last night. when michelle obama came out, the crowd was electrified. she brought them to their feet. she didn't mention mitt romney at all last night.
to this crowd, firing them up right now, much like michele obama did two nights ago, president clinton last night, as character witnesses for barack obama, bringing them inside the white house. bailing out the auto companies and here's account he summed that up. >> ladies and gentlemen, i'm here to tell you, but i think you already know, that i watch it up close. bravery resides in the heart of barack obama and time and time again, i witness him summon it. this man has courage in his soul, compassion in his heart, and a spine of steel. and because of all the actions he took, because of the calls he made, because of the determination of american workers and the unparalleled bravery of our special forces, we can now proudly say what you've heard me say the last six months. osama bin laden is dead and general motors is alive! [ cheers and applause ] >> i cannot help but think as the obama campaign continues to point out, he's made eight trips to iraq alone since he was vice president. a total of, i have it here, 16 trips all-tolled in his career. they want that in everybody's mind when he head
from michelle obama, compared to ann romney's speech last week, as the democratic convention now begins in just a few hours. >>> scientology storm swirling around tom cruise again. did church officials choose mates for the megastar. >>> and on the rampage, armed with a ten-ton bulldozer. >>> good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm diana perez, in for paula faris. with labor day behind us, we begin this tuesday with the unofficial end to the summer of extremes. >> that's for sure. it's giving way to an early fall, filled with wildfires, high water and wicked winds, now bringing trouble from california to the carolinas. northeast of l.a., a fast-moving wildfire is tearing through the angeles national forest. the flames sending thousands of holiday campers fleeing. the fire has scorched six-square miles. and for now, aerial assault with a chopper and a dc-10 is the atta attack. so far, more than 300 firefighters have the flames barely contained. it comes as isaac roared ashore. almost 3,000 people remain in shelters and more than 100,000 have no power. baby emily, born too earl
name to arrive today is first lady michelle obama. >> it is time to move forward, that's the choice in this election. >> reporter: this week, it's the democrats' turn to rally support behind president obama and his bid for a second term. ♪ the stage is set in charlotte, with democrats billing their national convention the most open convention in history. >> front row, right up front and personal. >> reporter: democrats are using star power to get their message across all week long, including appearances by eva longoria, james taylor, mary j. blige, and the foo fighters. later this week, first lady michelle obama and former president bill clinton will speak, leading up to a large celebration on thursday inside bank of america stadium. >> all: enough is enough. >> reporter: hundreds protested the big banks on the streets on friday. while on his road to charlotte tour, the president continues to criticize his republican opponent's convention speech. >> governor romney knows the secret to creating jobs and growing the economy. nobody bothered to tell us what they were. >> this preside
has to achieve, what bill clinton did here last night, and first lady michele obama sits down with us, to tell us what she says to her husband right before he walks on stage. >>> super surge. wall street rockets to a four-year high. why? and will it last? >>> the hostage learns the truth. tonight, the woman told by bank robbers they had strapped a bomb to her waist, learns what the bomb really was, and new clues tonight about those men. >>> growing up. malia and sasha, the first lady tells us what surprises her the most about them today. >>> good evening from charlotte, north carolina. this is the biggest night of the democratic national convention. the last night. and president obama at this moment, preparing to walk on to that stage to join the duel with republican candidate mitt romney who spoke last week. the president, about to make a high stakes case for himself to the american people. our political team is out in force tonight to cover it all. abc's chief white house correspondent ready now to lead us off. jake? >> good evening, diane. senior white house officials say president
. >> politics and punch lines go hand in hand, don't they? michelle obama delivered last night's top-ten list on the letterman show. here's two of the top-ten reasons to attend the democratic national convention. >> as a healthy alternative. we're using low-fat confetti. joe biden says it will be a big you know what deal. >> wait a minute. really? >> and mrs. obama's number one reason to watch the convention. drumroll, please. we'll findly find out who she is voting for. that was in question, wasn't it? >> indeed. you have to love the top ten. >>> your photos, videos and tweets online isn't enough for you. well, you might want to turn yourself into a walking social media display. >> the first wearable, programmable shirt. it's loaded with apps and tools to leave a lasting impression. the digital shirt is a prototype for now. it could be available to everyone if there is enough interest. >> it's made by the same interactive clothing company that created katy perry's light-up dress. wonder what they charge for something like that. >> you have to wonder. >> it's not cotton? >> we need more addic
to build to a crescendo. last night, michelle obama got it started and tonight, bill clinton expected to build on the enthusiasm. >> thank you. >> he's one of the most popular democrats and tonight, bill clinton will be called on to rally the party faithful. >> and there is a record second to none. he's a credible messenger. >> the obama campaign hopes the speech can pull in voter who's may not be sold on the president right now, but aren't quite ready to make the switch to mitt romney. president obama and clinton had a rocky history, clashing the 2008 democratic primary race but with lowest preconvention popularity of any incumbent the current president could use the former's help. clinton stars in a new ad running in battle ground states. >> president obama has a plan to rebuild america from the ground up. we need to keep going his plan. >> officials say the speech will remind americans of the thriving economy during his administration, and how democratic policies can bring back prosperity. but does the obama campaign run a risk with that trip down memory lane? >> the danger is that
it was fascinating about the interview was that the ladies suggested michelle obama would be a great public officer. i agree. >> she said, you know, i don't have the patience for something look that. >> she certainly knows herself. >> she certainly knows herself. her husband knows her as well. he pointed that out. >> she was not offended in the least. she said "yep, i don't have the patience." you never know, never say never, right. >> that's true. and he says he certainly intends to stay in the white house for the next four years, but he would like to work with children after his presidency. i thought that was fascinating. >> after all the high pressure situation he's faced. good for him. wouldn't that be a nice change of pace. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton in new york for the u.n. general assembly speaking about the anti-american uprisings in the middle east. secretary clinton urging muslims to show what she calls dignity and not result to violence over the film that makes fun of prophet muhammad. she met with the leaders of afghanistan, pakistan, libya, and egypt. >>> the leader of iran
to michelle obama's performance and to bill clinton and that moment, those voters who chose obama last time who still like him but are disappointed. >> no president, no president, not me, not any of my predecessors, no one could have fully repaired all the damage that he found in just four years. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: the romney campaign tonight calling the bounce a, quote, sugar high from the convention, that the reality of the obama economy hasn't changed. suffice it to say it's nearly impossible mathematically for governor romney to win the white house without winning right here in ohio. this is why here in this factory he is here today. romney now with 15 ads up in 9 battleground states but the number most important october 3rd debating president obama less than one month until that first debate. how important are these debates going to be? >> well, i think the debates are very important, particularly when you have a small sliver of the electorate that has yet to make up their mind. >> reporter: the romney campaign acknowledging to me today just how important those debate
to michelle obama's performance. and to bill clinton at that moment. >> no president -- no president, not me, not any of my predecessors, no one could have fully repaired all the damage that he found in just four years. >> reporter: the romney campaign tonight calling the bounce a, quote, sugar high from the convention. but the reality from the obama economy hasn't changed. the number most important, october 3rd, debating president obama. less than one month until that first debate. how important are the debates going to be? >> i think the debates are very important. particularly when you have a small sliver that has to make up their mind. >> reporter: david muir, abc news, mansfield, ohio. >>> a report out today highlights a security threat at hospitals around the country. about 80% of high-risk hospitals do not properly secure radioactive material that could be used to make a dirty bomb. "the washington post" says among the examples in the government report, is a big-city hospital that gets highly radioactive chemicals in a locked room with a combination written on the wall where everyone
. >> for michelle obama the peak at the end of the speech hit 28,000 tweets per minute. compare that too ann romney, just over 6,000. that is 6,000 to 7,000 range, per minute. >> that is the head of of government and news for twitter saying the volume of reaction is weighted to the democrats. tone is, too. tweets running about evenly split between positive and negative. for mitt romney, more negative than positive. and that does not translate into voter preference. this does measure ability to control the conversation. wruf got to say democrats are getting more tweets. >> all mark, -- right, mark. be sure to stay with us for live coverage from abc news of the president's acceptance speech coming up at 7:00. >> there is mark will be back and you can follow his tweets. >> and g.o.p. vice presidential candidate paul ryan is in los angeles tonight. his first visit to california since being named mitt romney's running mate. and today' tacked the economic record and told supporters rights of americans come from nature and god and not from government. and there is one person that won't be giving advice is
and first lady michelle obama are special guests on "the view" this morning the interview taped yesterday, barba walters asked if mrs. obama might one day run for the presidency. >> she should run for office. but she said she doesn't want to. [ applause ] >> look i mean michelle would be terrific, but temperamentally, i just don't think -- [ laughing ] >> no, it is absolutely true. it takes a lot of patience to be the president of the united states. and i'm not that patient. >> it takes a lot of guts to put that out there the way he did. good thing michelle agreed. you can watch the interview with the president and mrs. obama this morning at 10 right here on abc 7. he was this far from sleeping on the white house couch baby. >> he's farther than that. he also said, she said i can make him mad any number of ways. and he says she does it by being fairly unreasonable. >> wow! okay i take it back. hang the presidential seal on the couch it will be in use for a while. >> interesting show to watch "the view" today on abc7. >>> sir what do we have out there? >> nothing that combative maybe t tha
of the convention will spotlight first lady michelle obama >> i will admit i'm a little bias, because i think our president is awesome. >> reporter: the obama campaign has long referred to mrs. obama as the closer. she ran through her speech monday and must convince america tonight her husband is taking the country in the right direction.jtu similar opening night to last week's ran convention when ann romney pointed her husband as a likeable guy. >> i can tell you mitt romney was not handed success. he built it! >> reporter: when the gavel strikes the president will be in the midst of his road to charlotte campaign tour. >> the president: i stood with american workers, i stood with american manufacturing, i believed in you. >> reporter: other speakers tonight will do the same, including chicago mayor emanuel and keynote speaker sharyn alfonsi mayor castro. >> most challenging part of the speech is not the words it is just having command of the arena. >> reporter: the 37-year-old is an up and comer within the democratic party and taking the same primetime slot that shot another young democrat into
brandy. >> reporter: good morning. yes michelle obama was definitely the star of opening night here at the democratic national convention. she revealed personal details about president obama as only she could. >>> being president doesn't change who you are. no, it reveals who you are. >> reporter: in' al speech the first lady reminded voters her husband still stands behind working families with every tough decision he makes as president. >> for barack, success isn't about how much money you make. it is about the difference you make in people's lives. >> reporter: president obama and their daughters watched the speech from the white house while others at the democratic national convention went on the attack. >> mitt romney talks about all the things he fixed. i can tell you, massachusetts was not one of them. >> working families have paid the price for mitt romney's success. >> reporter: a new face hit the national stage. san antonio mayor julian castro the first latino to deliver a keynote address. >> my mother fought hard for civil rights so instead of a mop, i could hold this micr
. >> thank you. >>> michelle obama tonight. diane and i will have full convention coverage beginning at 10:00 p.m. eastern. >>> we're going to switch gears now overseas to prince harry making his first public appearance since all those wild photos were splashed all over the internet. he returned to the spotlight in a suit at a charity event in london. and abc's lama hasan has the details. >> reporter: two weeks after the bare-naked scandal, the prince appeared at an event honoring children with life-threatening illnesses. he was cheerful, coy and clothed. >> never one to be shy in coming forward, i'll give it a go. [ laughter ] >> reporter: the palace hadn't planned the function as image rehab. but it couldn't have come at a better time. letting harry be, well, harry. >> you're fun, dedicated, brave, inspirational, profession fall, magnificent, and fun again. >> reporter: many in the audience left wondering if he was describing the children or himself. but it's little alex logan who delivered the best line, telling itn hours earlier, what he hoped to say to the prince. >> glad you got your
, a brand-new home. a brand-new set. first lady michelle obama is your first guest? >> the first lady is the first guest for the whole show. i'm so excited. >> wonderful. we're going to get to that in just a second. but today, you're starting with zucchini fritters. >> fritters is great dish because you can serve them for breakfast, lunch and dinner and put in all of your fall things. i have zucchini that i shredded or you can use butternut squash. >> any single vegetable? >> one of flour, one teaspoon of baking powder. whisk together a cup of milk and one egg. and just you throw anything you like in there. we have herbs like mint, parsley and basil. a little parm cheese, zucchini, oni onion, it gets thrown in there. beat that baby. you need a pro. >> okay. >> you just throw that together and that's your base. then you can add your base whatever you like, like zucchini. i have a batter down. one cup flour. one egg. very, very simple. >> okay. >> then you shallow fry your batter in a little olive oil. and they're loosey-goosey. you cook them a couple minutes. >> they glob together? >>
is personal for president obama. katie marzullo join us live with more. >> reporter: michelle obama was certainly a crowd pleaser tonight's line-up is expected to get rave reviews from democrats. attorney general kamala harris is scheduled to speak at 6:00, harris rose to national fame after winning a massive settlement from the big banks. president clinton will speak sometime after 7:00. democrats are eager to portray the president, president obama's economic policies as mirroring those of clinton who presided during a time of prosperity. clinton has been actively campaigning for the president. last night it was all about the first lady she talked of her husband's character and charmed the audience. >> come together and stand together for the man we can trust! >> she did everything that i thought she was going to do and we are all fired up and ready to go, great speech. >> reporter: the mayor of san antonio, texas julian castro gave the keynote address he's the first latino to give that high profile speech considered an up and comer in the democratic party. remember, president obam
michelle obama at the white house observing that moment of silence. right now this is a live picture from new york city at ground zero where a memorial is getting underway right now as well there. you are looking at some of the family members of the victims this year what is unique is that just the family members will be reading names at the ceremony in remembrance. the world trade center the scene of the most massive losses nearly 3,000 americans lost their lives when the two towers fell. this year there will be no speeches at the site. at the national september 11th, memorial plaza from politicians, nothing political this year, just the family victims, you can see they are holding up pictures of their loved ones who died 11 years ago. they have a moment of silence here as well. there will be six, two to mark the times that each plane hit the towers, two to mark the time each tower fell and to mark the moments of attacks on the pentagon on flight 93. >> you saw the president, the first family he will head to virginia for a memorial at the pentagon some of the honor guard we saw lost coll
lady michelle obama arrives here in charlotte today. and last week she told david letterman she hopes americans tune in to the conventions because, rob and paula, she said that's when the campaign begins. >> though she admitted she didn't watch the rnc at all. >> true. >> she knows what they're going to say. >> karen, question for you. obama and biden really burning up the frequent flyer miles during the battleground states. what's on the agenda today? >> they really want to steal back the spotlight. biden in michigan today. a critical state for them. the president in ohio today. he is going there, a state they're paying a lot of attention to. both campaigns are really pouring a lot of resources in. but rob, you will like this one, he will have a little detour, heading down to louisiana later today. he is going to meet with officials there to survey the flood damage and get a briefing on how things are going. chance for him to look presidential, but rob, paula, remember, mitt romney did it last week. he beat him to it when he went down last friday. >> he did. got a jump on him, too. a
in politics and hollywood. michelle obama, bill clinton, the president himself, to superstars like eva longoria, mary j. blige and the black by the peas. >> we don't have the problems that out other part has. we're not divided. >> reporter: the president's top strategists making the rounds of sunday's talk shows. >> their campaign is built on a tripod of lies. a welfare attack that is untrue. the suggestion that we're raiding medicare, absolutely untrue. >> reporter: as the democrats ramp up for their prime time moments -- many are bashing last week's show in tampa. >> he said it was a mistake to end the war in iraq and bring our warriors home. shed it was a mistake that set a mandate for our warriors in afghanistan and bring them home. >> reporter: and it's chatter over one of the most memorable moments of the convention goes on. that conversation between clint eastwood and the empty chair representing president obama with the president saying yesterday, he's still a huge clint eastwood fan. >> it has been dubbed the clint moment already. thank you, cecilia vega. for more, we go to ja
to marry michelle obama. >> reporter: clinton had two basic arguments. one, that while the republicans are intransigent, the president, like him, is all about cooperation, having named republicans and former rivals to his cabinet. >> heck. he even appointed hillary. >> reporter: point two, that the president, like him, supports economic principles that will work. while the republicans do not. the former president had several other points to make. >> the republican argument against the president's re-election was actually pretty simple. we left him a total mess. he hasn't cleaned it up fast enough. so, fire him and put us back in. >> reporter: former president clinton and the arena gave an answer to the question that obama campaign officials seemed to stumble on earlier this week. >> but are we better off than we were when he took office? >> reporter: afterwards, president obama electrified the audience by surprising them by joining president clinton on stage. offering a bro hug and a personal presidential applause for a former rival, to which the former president said simply, thanks. o
. the president said there could be not be a better role model for girls adding michelle, sasha and malia were disappointed they were not able to make the he convenient president obama gave a newlywed couple a gift after nearly crashing their wedding. it was set for september 1 in a farm near des moines, the same day and place the president was holding a rally. and the president left the couple a wedding gift, a silver tray, a mint julep cup and a hand written note. >> congratulations on the wedding we wish you a great life together. barack obama. >> just our luck we're like oh, yeah. the one place we choose, the president also choose autos neither are actually registered democrat buzz they do say the president's gift is the best they've received. >> they'll treasure that, no doubt. >> i think so, yes. up next, california voter as proved it. some say it's illegal to collect your dna just because you've been arrested. >> lawmakers unite today to honor a woman leading the fight for democracy. >> and the space shuttle begins its flight into retirement. you can catch an up close look right here in
this morning in the interview taped yesterday barbara walters asked if mrs. obama might one day run for the presidency. >> she should run for office but says she doesn't want to. [ applause ] >> the president: look, michelle would be terrific, but temperamentally, i just don't think that -- >> it is absolutely true. it takes a lot of patience to be the president of the united states. and i'm not that patient. >> i think the president just dodged a bullet. you can watch the president and mrs. obama on the view this morning at 10. >> that's the response publicly. >>> if you missed monday night football last night on espn you missed the call that has fans and most of the nfl talking many string of controversial calls by replacement refs came to a head last night. john muller shows us more: >> final play, end zone -- >> reporter: game winning hail mary pass looked like an interception. >> who has i? touchdown! >> reporter: calling it on espn the refs were giving mixed signals. >> the call on the field stands. touchdown. game is over. >> seahawks win in the most bizarre finish you will e
in and interview taped yesterday barbara walters asked if mrs. obama might run day aren't for the presidency. >> she should run but says she doesn't want to. [ applause ] >> look, i mean michelle would be terrific, but temperamentally, i just don't think that -- >> no, it is absolutely true. it takes a lot of patience to be the president of the united states. and i'm not that patient. >>> only the leader of the free world could get away with saying that. watch the interview with president and mrs. obama this morning at 10 right here on abc 7. >> mitt romney also in new york to address the clinton global initiative annual gathering today. romney continues to hammer the president's handling of foreign policy while on the campaign trail. >>> he brought sexy back. justin timberlake is trying to do the same thing with myspace. >> jane king with that and cutbacks at staples. >>> yes, back-to-school specials like one cent he raisers and note books the -- the supply chain accelerateing closings in the u.s. nearly four dozen overseas, large companies, small businesses and students shift to online and
. romney mentioned jobs ten times more than obama. so the distinction there. but i think it was a solid, solid speech, but those speeches beforehand from former president bill clinton and michelle, that was a tough act to follow. >> they don't have burden of being in office. joe can come out swinging, clinton can come out swinging. they do the dirty work. the president has to appear presidential and take the high road. he didn't want to get down -- he took a few good, solid body shots at mitt romney, but it wasn't the full frontal that i think you saw in other cases here. he did focus heavily on foreign policy. that was, i think, a rebuttal to romney not mentioning afghanistan, the war at all in his speech first time in 52 years, war has not been in the speech. that's why it is so heavy. again, let the analyses continue all day today. right. be sure to join our active online discussion about the democratic national convention, do so on our facebook page, wnnfans.com. >>> now to the bizarre turn of events for one airline passenger. the man was flying home to texas to celebrate his 29th b
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